"Mayday" call prompts multiple crews to respond to reported river rescue

By Hillary Kenyon | hkenyon@whbf.com

Published 07/29 2015 11:59PM

Updated 07/29 2015 11:59PM


Multiple crews responded to a "Mayday" call into the U.S. Coast Guard late Wednesday evening. 

The distress signal ranged from the I-280 bridge to Cordova, Illinois. Multiple fire departments on both sides of the Mississippi River responded to the call of a boat sinking, including Moline and East Moline at the 55th St. ramp. 

However, after two hours of searching up and down the Mississippi River, in locks & dams and marinas for evidence, nothing turned up and crews called off the search and wrapped up for the night.

East Moline told Local 4 News they would not be continuing the search into the morning unless the Coast Guard requests it. 

Stick with Local 4 News for more on this developing story. 

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